2019 SAN FRANCISCO CHANGEMAKER HONOREE

Jean-Pierre L. Conte
Founder, J-P Conte Family Foundation
10,000 Degrees supporter since 2017

First generation students and immigrants are the engines of economic prosperity for the United States. Upholding their right to succeed and thrive is a key tenet of The American Dream.

Recently named a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year, 10,000 Degrees helps students from low-income backgrounds in seven Bay Area counties get to and through college. Powered by our innovative Fellowship Program, 10,000 Degrees students receive crucial near-peer mentoring around college advising and financial aid management. Of the more than 10,000 students and family members we support annually, 100% are from low-income backgrounds, and 85% are the first in their families to attend college. As a result of our highly personalized programming, over 80% of 10,000 Degrees four-year college students earn bachelor’s degrees.

Thank you to the following LEAD SPONSORS:

Julie & Michael Whitcomb, Event Chairs
Eric Bindelglass & Gabrielle Tierney
Sheila & Thomas Larsen
Mary & Michael Wolfe

Event Committee:

Julie & Michael Whitcomb, Event Chairs
Mary Hickey
Sheila Larsen
Kevin Lowry
Katy Mooney
Ellie Shephard
Mary Wolfe

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Director of Development, Caroline Silverstein, at csilverstein@10000degrees.org or 415-451-4016.